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Date: 01/14/20 15:04
Tehachapi Pass query
Author: sums007

With the connecting of Marcel and Walong sidings, is there now a Track 1/ Track 2 designation there.  Also, at around 15,000 feet in length, is there an intermediate signal between the two switches?



Date: 01/14/20 17:48
Re: Tehachapi Pass query
Author: donner_dude1

Here's the answer to both questions.




Date: 01/14/20 18:08
Re: Tehachapi Pass query
Author: tgcostello

Well done, Dan.  A picture is worth a thousand words.
TC



Date: 01/14/20 20:58
Re: Tehachapi Pass query
Author: coach

That signal on the left is interesting--only 2 lamps that are hooded.  And it appears the #2 track is the main.  I'm trying to figure out exactly where this is between the 2 mentioned points...?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/20 21:00 by coach.



Date: 01/15/20 08:48
Re: Tehachapi Pass query
Author: PHall

coach Wrote:
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> That signal on the left is interesting--only 2
> lamps that are hooded.  And it appears the #2
> track is the main.  I'm trying to figure out
> exactly where this is between the 2 mentioned
> points...?

The signals have lights on both sides, i.e. front and rear. The left signal only has two lamps on this side but three on the other side.



Date: 01/15/20 10:50
Re: Tehachapi Pass query
Author: donner_dude1

coach Wrote:
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> That signal on the left is interesting--only 2
> lamps that are hooded.  And it appears the #2
> track is the main.  I'm trying to figure out
> exactly where this is between the 2 mentioned
> points...?

This is the intermediate signal for both the  Walong control Point (N/B) and Marcel control point (S/B).  

I don't have timetable for the line but if you are to believe the MP Markers on the signals the South track is Main 1 and North track Main #2. 

The old siding for Walong was on Main 1 and (Apparently) the old siding for Marcel is on Main #2. 

As for the 2 headed signal on Main 1 - the most permissive signal you can get N/B is Yellow/Yellow since you are using the turnout at Walong. Going North on Main #2 you would have a green if the DS has em lined up to past Woodford. 

Based on the signal configuration in the picture - The opposite is true for S/B trains going towards Tehachapi.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/20 22:55 by donner_dude1.



Date: 01/15/20 18:15
Re: Tehachapi Pass query
Author: johnsweetser

donner_dude1 wrote:


> This is the intermediate signal for both the Walong control Point (N/B) and Cable control point (S/B).  

> The old siding for Walong was on Main 1 and (Apparently) the old siding for Cable is on Main #2. 

Shouldn't this be referring to Marcel, not Cable?
 



Date: 01/15/20 22:56
Re: Tehachapi Pass query
Author: donner_dude1

johnsweetser Wrote:
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> Shouldn't this be referring to Marcel, not Cable?


Corrected. Thanks.



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